Weather and toys

Weather or Not

I found I could download data from NOAA. I was able to get 50 years of temp and precipitation data from the Toledo Express Airport. I took the csv file and processed it in Python and outputted the collection into a pickle format file. Pickle allows you to save the native Python data structures. Reloading them is very simple. So here is the average max in  min temps for each year from 1969. I print the previous years values when I hit the New Year’s day.

Year|AvgMaxTemp|AvgMinTemp|TotalPrecip|TotalSnowPrecip|TotalSnowDepth|HighestTemp|LowestTemp
1969 | 0.0 | 0.0 | 0.00 | 0.00 | 0.00 | 7 | -7
1970 | 58.0 | 37.6 | 35.80 | 42.80 | 113.00 | 92 | -9
1971 | 57.9 | 38.2 | 37.84 | 46.40 | 207.00 | 94 | -15
1972 | 60.0 | 38.2 | 23.18 | 28.80 | 39.00 | 99 | -9
1973 | 56.9 | 37.8 | 38.41 | 35.70 | 62.00 | 94 | -17
1974 | 60.2 | 40.5 | 32.67 | 32.60 | 76.00 | 96 | -12
1975 | 58.8 | 37.6 | 28.62 | 49.80 | 222.00 | 99 | -6
1976 | 58.9 | 39.6 | 38.57 | 35.90 | 69.00 | 93 | -12
1977 | 58.6 | 35.7 | 28.78 | 40.60 | 164.00 | 98 | -14
1978 | 58.7 | 38.1 | 38.76 | 72.30 | 375.00 | 101 | -15
1979 | 56.8 | 36.4 | 31.74 | 47.40 | 613.00 | 98 | -10
1980 | 56.9 | 38.0 | 36.20 | 21.00 | 107.00 | 92 | -14
1981 | 57.0 | 38.0 | 31.92 | 30.40 | 77.00 | 97 | -12
1982 | 57.2 | 38.3 | 38.39 | 37.40 | 282.00 | 93 | -13
1983 | 57.9 | 37.8 | 31.51 | 55.90 | 392.00 | 92 | -17
1984 | 58.6 | 39.4 | 35.67 | 25.90 | 63.00 | 96 | -15
1985 | 57.6 | 38.7 | 31.14 | 35.80 | 212.00 | 94 | -20
1986 | 58.7 | 39.1 | 38.35 | 42.20 | 344.00 | 94 | -17
1987 | 58.9 | 40.2 | 38.82 | 25.00 | 117.00 | 92 | -3
1988 | 61.1 | 40.7 | 30.71 | 44.60 | 144.00 | 98 | -7
1989 | 60.3 | 37.9 | 28.55 | 35.70 | 124.00 | 104 | -6
1990 | 58.1 | 38.0 | 37.42 | 22.60 | 94.00 | 96 | -19
1991 | 61.4 | 41.4 | 38.41 | 24.90 | 39.00 | 99 | 1
1992 | 62.0 | 42.3 | 27.25 | 19.30 | 39.00 | 96 | -4
1993 | 58.2 | 39.9 | 37.04 | 32.50 | 98.00 | 93 | -4
1994 | 59.1 | 40.4 | 29.87 | 43.80 | 150.00 | 99 | -4
1995 | 59.9 | 39.2 | 29.19 | 52.80 | 188.00 | 99 | -18
1996 | 60.6 | 41.0 | 28.90 | 28.90 | 109.00 | 104 | -1
1997 | 57.7 | 39.3 | 29.97 | 31.90 | 122.00 | 95 | -8
1998 | 57.3 | 39.3 | 38.07 | 24.20 | 60.00 | 95 | -10
1999 | 62.6 | 43.9 | 31.86 | 4.20 | 0.00 | 98 | 7
2000 | 61.5 | 40.9 | 28.80 | 42.50 | 43.00 | 96 | -7
2001 | 59.0 | 40.2 | 38.12 | 0.00 | 0.00 | 91 | -7
2002 | 61.1 | 42.4 | 33.41 | 0.00 | 0.00 | 97 | 1
2003 | 61.9 | 42.7 | 29.09 | 0.00 | 0.00 | 97 | 2
2004 | 58.6 | 39.6 | 37.27 | 0.00 | 0.00 | 92 | -5
2005 | 59.3 | 40.6 | 29.47 | 10.50 | 42.00 | 92 | -11
2006 | 60.0 | 41.0 | 31.57 | 72.00 | 195.00 | 98 | -6
2007 | 61.3 | 43.0 | 45.71 | 6.60 | 3.00 | 95 | 5
2008 | 60.4 | 41.1 | 36.95 | 37.80 | 109.00 | 95 | -8
2009 | 59.2 | 39.4 | 41.86 | 56.60 | 104.00 | 95 | -2
2010 | 58.8 | 39.4 | 38.02 | 43.50 | 222.00 | 94 | -14
2011 | 61.1 | 41.9 | 34.61 | 38.10 | 190.00 | 96 | 0
2012 | 59.8 | 41.6 | 48.76 | 48.40 | 271.00 | 102 | -4
2013 | 63.2 | 42.7 | 30.34 | 23.10 | 31.00 | 103 | 1
2014 | 58.5 | 39.9 | 36.83 | 28.90 | 75.20 | 97 | -1
2015 | 56.8 | 37.3 | 31.70 | 77.40 | 428.00 | 93 | -15
2016 | 59.3 | 39.8 | 36.51 | 46.40 | 373.10 | 91 | -19
2017 | 61.7 | 42.1 | 34.33 | 36.10 | 73.80 | 95 | -6
2018 | 61.2 | 42.1 | 39.02 | 23.10 | 43.80 | 96 | -8
2019 | 60.5 | 42.5 | 38.01 | 24.20 | 127.20 | 98 | -5

I plan on doing some more to determine what the largest temperature changes in a day and other things, like consecutive days of precipitation.  We will see where this takes me.

Blender

I started modeling another toy from my childhood. This took a bit of searching but I was able to find photos of it on the internet. I also found a Christmas photo from many years ago with the toy car.  My photo was black and white but I remember the car being blue plastic with big orange wheels. Here is what I have so far. I still need to add the big head and some details.